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Study on the Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites Among Children Attending Al-Daura Health Centre-Baghdad

Iraqi National Journal of Nursing Specialties

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Title Study on the Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites Among Children Attending Al-Daura Health Centre-Baghdad
 
Creator A.S., Basima
 
Description Abstract The present study on the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection from July 2003 to July 2004 ,was conducted among children aged(less than 5 -14 )years attending AL-Daura Health Centre in Baghdad City .(350) specimen were choosen randomly and examined, 160(45.7%) of these were infected , 140 (87.5%) harboured one parasite while 20 (12.5%) harboured more than one parasite.190 (54.3%) were non infected with any of intestinal parasite . It was observed that the most common intestinal protozoa among children is Giardia lamblia, followed by Entamoeba histolytica and Blastocystis hominis with prevalence rate of infection (30.75%) for the last two parasites . Non pathogenic protozoa (E. coli ,I .butschlii,C. mesenili and E.nana)were found with a prevalence rate of (6.25%, 3.12% ,1.87%,1.87%) respectively . This stuy revealed that the prevalence rate of helmenth infection (18.75%)was lower than the protozoa (68.71%) . It was found that children in the age group ( less than 5 ) years are more susceptible to the infection with G. lamblia (17.5%) and B. hominis (9.37%) , while the infection with E. histolytica was within the age group (5 -14) years. Prevalence of infection with helminths increases with age .





 
 
Publisher The University of Baghdad
 
Date 2018-11-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://injns.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/INJNS/article/view/18
 
Source المجلة العراقية الوطنية للاختصاصات التمريضية; مجلد 1 عدد 18 (2005): المجلة العراقية الوطنية للاختصاصات التمريضية; 53-57
Iraqi National Journal of Nursing Specialties; Vol 1 No 18 (2005): Iraqi National Journal of Nursing Specialties; 53-57
1812-2388
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://injns.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/INJNS/article/view/18/9